LESSONS IN BED gg. which the Hindu ought to consider; and then—he'd go mer and die on the other side.* It was strange that the yellowing pages of an old American classic should have set me wondering if, here at last, was the key to modern India. Mark Twain, one would have thought, was somewhat dated. But that passage was not dated, it was white-hot; and in spite of its apparent persiflage it seared 'the soul." 'The urbane old humorist, for once in a way, had dropped the mask, and the face he revealed was stern and terrible. ' • - cHe would escape the Hindu hell; he would escape the" heaven** What was the Hindu hell ? What was the Hindu heaven ? . . Those were the questions I set myself, in the weeks of pain that lay ahead. You will find the answer in Part Two, ' .